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Week in Vienna

Town Concil Approves Water Service Agreement

At the Sept. 10 Town Council meeting, Council approved a water service agreement with Fairfax County Water Authority to ultimately deliver up to 2.9 million gallons per day at a rate of $1.98 per 1,000 gallons of consumption effective Oct. 1, 2012.

At the commencement of the agreement on Oct. 1, the Town will receive approximately 35 percent of its water from Fairfax Water at the new rate and the remaining amount from Falls Church at its current rate of $2.18 per 1,000 gallons of consumption. A water line connection project, which is included in this agreement and will take approximately 18 to 24 months to construct, is needed in order to complete the connections to Fairfax Water. The Town is expected to receive 100 percent of its water from Fairfax Water by 2015. As part of the agreement, the Town is required to make a $15,100,516 capital contribution that includes buying capacity in the Fairfax Water treatment plant and the cost of the water line connection project. This contribution will be spread over fifty years as part of the Town’s wholesale purchase rate. The Town will continue to own, operate and maintain the Town’s water system.

"Throughout this process, the Town Council and staff have focused on doing what’s best for Vienna and what’s best for our customers," said Mayor M. Jane Seeman. "This agreement allows us to utilize funds more effectively and efficiently when it comes to water distribution."

Water customers will not see an immediate impact to their water bills as the water rates for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 will remain at $4.75 per 1,000 gallons in order to address water and sewer infrastructure needs.

Maplewood Grill Hosting MS Charity

Paul Kuchler, local chef and restaurant owner of Maplewood Grill, Vienna, is participating in the 150-mile bike race MS: Bike to the Bay event being held Sept. 22 – 23 to support research on multiple sclerosis. Maplewood Grill will be hosting a fundraiser on Sept. 13 to support this cause. Everyone is invited and 7.5 percent of all the sales will be donated to the cause.

Wolf Trap Ball Honors Terre Jones

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2012 Wolf Trap Ball, the organization’s largest annual fundraising event, set to commence Saturday, Sept. 15 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This year’s special event celebrates Terre Jones, Wolf Trap president and CEO, who throughout his tenure has positioned the organization as a premier center for the integration of performing arts, education, technology and environmental sustainability. Jones will retire in December, following 17 years of service leading the not-for-profit arts and education organization.

Notable guests attending include:

The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Wolf Trap Foundation Board Emeritus, as well as former secretary of transportation under President George W. Bush and former secretary of commerce under President Bill Clinton; His Excellency Dr. Dino Patti Djalal of Indonesia; His Excellency Mr. Datuk Othman Hashim of Malaysia; His Excellency Mr. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri of Singapore; His Excellency Mr. Elin Suleymanov of Azerbaijan; Mr. Luca Franchetti Pardo, minister and deputy chief of mission for the Embassy of Italy; Ms. Emma Crimmings, director of cultural affairs for the Embassy of Australia; Noel Paul Stookey, distinguished member of the iconic folk group Peter, Paul & Mary; and Cathy Rigby, renowned gymnast and actress made famous by her timeless portrayal of Peter Pan.

For more details on reserving a seat or table at the ball, contact Wolf Trap Special Events at 703-255-4030 or events@wolftrap.org.

Concert to Benefit the Shepherd’s Center

Vienna Presbyterian Church is hosting Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra featuring Chou Chou on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m.. All concert proceeds will benefit the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (www.scov.org), a non-profit, volunteer-based organization providing services, personal enrichment and volunteer opportunities for adults 50 and over, selected as 2012 Nonprofit of the Year by the ViennaTysons Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Doc and Chou Chou will recreate the music and the ambience of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s with their authentic costumes and instruments. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street NE, Vienna.

For additional info email office@scov.org or call 703-281-0538.

Business Bank Promotes Doug McAlpine

The Business Bank promoted Doug McAlpine to the position of senior vice president, commercial lending and business development. McAlpine will serve commercial clients in the McLean, Tysons and Vienna markets.

McAlpine joined the Bank in April 2012. He has an extensive banking career with an emphasis in financing residential and commercial construction projects as well as all types of commercial permanent loans.